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Disrupting Physician Clinical Practice Peer Review.

07:00 EST 1st January 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Disrupting Physician Clinical Practice Peer Review."

The goal of physician peer review has been to assess and improve the quality of care by individual physicians. Unfortunately, this enshrined piece of medical practice suffers from deep flaws that hamper the achievement of assessment and improvement. This institution is in serious need of disruption, both for the safety of patients and for the wellness of practicing physicians. This commentary describes the inherent flaws of physician practice review and how physicians and health care organizations can address them.

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Name: The Permanente journal
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